Rihanna is the queen of DNGAF cool, from her fashionable ensembles to her carefree attitude toward love and relationships, to her always-edgy music videos and social media presence — check out 15 times RiRi showed Us why she’s the baddest gal around.
Rihanna’s sultry video for mega-hit “We Found Love” was heavily censored in France, confined to late-night rotation only for its portrayal of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll — and was often linked to Rihanna’s abusive relationship with ex Chris Brown — but the singer proudly stood by her risqué creative choices.
Family first! Rihanna showed off a new, dramatic tattoo underneath her breasts and just on top of her ribcage depicting the feathered Egyptian goddess Isis in honor of her late grandmother Dolly. “Goddess Isis — Complete Woman,” the singer captioned a sexy picture of her fresh ink. “Model for future generations — #GRANGRANDOLLY — always in and on my heart #1love.”
Rihanna hosted a disastrous 777 tour in which she invited 250 journalists, fans and entourage members to jet around the world with her to promote her seventh album, Unapologetic. After catching wind of complaints that she had largely been MIA from hanging with her extended posse, Rihanna sat down with journalists and told Us: “I know you guys got barely any dirt. But I had to be good. I still sound like s--t. It’s impossible to spend time with everybody, and I’m sorry I didn’t. But this was excellent and I would definitely do it again.”
Cara Delevingne showed up to show her support for pal Rihanna at the London debut of the singer’s River Island Autumn/Winter collection, and the photogenic pair had the time of their lives sipping champaign and making faces at the cameras, critics be damned.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Rihanna showed off her Vivienne Westwood clutch at London fashion week — but the name-brand bag had more flash to it than the average fashion accessory. The sleek black clutch featured an impressive gold penis on the side of it, leading fans to come up with the hilariously appropriate hashtag “#cockclutch.”
Rihanna mysteriously deleted her Instagram account in May after it was flagged for sexually explicit images that often showed her nearly naked, flouting Instagram’s no-nudity policy. After a summer absence, however, Rihanna returned to the social media site with a sketch of herself as a stick figure shaking hands with the Instagram logo.
Rihanna may have met her match with Leonardo DiCaprio, whom she’s had a flirty friendship with over the years. The pair were spotted together on Valentine’s Day weekend in NYC, causing fans to speculate about their relationship status. But, being the independent woman that she is, the pair were having more of a no-strings fling, a source told Us. “He thinks she’s incredibly hot,” the source said. “Like him, she’s not looking for a relationship!”
Rihanna addressed the rumors that she and Beyonce have been long-standing rivals in an April cover interview with Vogue. “Here’s the deal,” she told the magazine. “They just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.” Beyonce’s husband, Jay Z, has long played the part of Rihanna’s mentor.
Rihanna never shies away from a chance to push the envelope, and her sexy music video for “Needed Me” (off her Anti album) was no exception. In it, the “Good Girl Gone Bad” songstress engages in risqué behavior, including lighting up a joint in her seaside mansion, making it rain on scantily clad dancers in a strip club, and whipping out pistols on gangsters.
Longtime collaborator and rumored love interest Drake made an appearance on stage at RiRi’s Manchester stop of her Anti World Tour on June 29, and told the audience, “I’m getting my heart broken over here.” The “Work” singer just grinned and gave him a hug.